Ierapetra, the fourth largest town of Crete, is situated on the southeast coast of the island with approx..10km coastlines. Its total area covers 400.52 km2 and its population is 12.500 inhabitants. Modern Ierapetra is built on the exact site where the ancient Ierapetra was.
The town faces the Lybian Sea and is only 368km away from the northern African cost.
It has the reputation of being the southernmost town of Europe. With 202 mm of rainfall it is the sunniest hottest region of Greece, where the temperature rarely drops below 12C. all year long. It has many beauitiful sandy beaches and bays for all tastes. Some are hidden, tiny, little bays, enclosed by extraordinarily “sculptured” rocks, others are long and wide. Its lovely countryside, which thrives with endless, olive groves, fruit trees and greenhouses, is heart – warming.